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One Killed, One Injured in Fiery Crash With Tractor-Trailer on I-95

One person was killed early Saturday morning in a fiery crash involving a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 95 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

State Police said the crash happened about 5:25 a.m., near exit 5.

When troopers arrived, a Ford F250 pickup had struck the rear of a Kenworth tractor-trailer which was disabled in the breakdown lane with a flat tire.

Police said when the pickup truck crashed, it immediately caught fire.

The driver, who has not been identified, was killed at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 56-year-old man from Providence, Rhode Island, suffered minor injuries but refused treatment.

A preliminary investigation showed that the pickup truck driver was traveling at a high rate of speed in the breakdown lane prior to the crash.

The middle and right lanes of the highway were closed for about 7 hours while the scene was cleared.

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